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Major ISPs set to implement ‘six strikes’ online piracy program

A new voluntary system aimed at rooting out online copyright piracy using a controversial “six strikes” system is set to be implemented by US Internet providers soon, with the impact unclear. The program was created with the music and film industry and the largest Internet firms, with some prodding by…

Sundance film seeks to show real Bin Laden ‘Manhunt’

While Hollywood-style Osama bin Laden manhunt movie “Zero Dark Thirty” has garnered controversy and awards, a lower-profile film seeks to tell the real story of finding the Al Qaeda chief. “Manhunt”, a documentary by US director Greg Barker, was presented at the Sundance Film Festival this week, days after Oscar-winner…

George Soros tells Davos that we don’t have a ‘proper understanding of how financial markets operate’

Billionaire financier George Soros told the Davos forum on Saturday that financial markets were still poorly understood despite moves to limit more complex products after the crisis. Soros told a packed audience of the world’s business and political elite in the Swiss ski resort that the established theory of how…

Judge Dredd may be gay, writers hint

Latest edition of 2000 AD comic is called Closet and appears to show legendary lawman in passionate clinch He is the futuristic policeman whose personal desires have always come second to his love for the law. But the writers of Judge Dredd have caused a stir among fans by appearing…

Heroin’s coming back in a big way –in affluent suburbs, small cities and rural towns

Heroin: Small cities, even rural towns face growing problems For years, heroin was considered an affliction mainly of poor urban neighborhoods. But these days, the drug is becoming popular in affluent suburbs, small cities, and even rural towns – especially among young people. From Arizona to New Jersey, many communities…

Earth’s species may not be vanishing as fast as previously believed

Mass extinction? Man may still have time to catalog Earth's species. For years, ecologists and biologists have warned that the planet is sliding into a mass extinction event comparable to the one that did in the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. But Earth’s species may not be vanishing as fast…

White House says promised immigration push will begin next week

Immigration reform: White House says promised push begins next week President Obama will begin his push for sweeping reform of the nation’s immigration laws – a major campaign promise that was embraced by Latino voters in November – on Tuesday in Las Vegas, the White House announced on Friday. The…

Maher criticizes men whose moods depend ‘on how well a 20-year-old kid tackles a 19-year-old kid’

Maher ended his show on Friday night with his theories on defense spending and his belief in a problem in American men’s masculinity. “New rule: America needs to show it’s the home of the brave by acting like it,” he began. Maher, who noted that the U.S. defense budget is…

Maher: Rand Paul’s questions to Clinton a result of ‘horsesh*t’ he heard on TV

On Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, the host discussed Obama’s inauguration speech and the congressional hearing on Benghazi this week. Maher said he agreed that the inauguration speech was partisan and that he’d “never heard an inauguration speech like that,” but asked, “Didn’t they kind of drive him…

Military spouse club finally offers same-sex spouse membership

It was only after Ashley Broadway earned the titled of “spouse of the year” for Fort Bragg that the base’s spouse club let Broadway — who is married to Lt. Col. Heather Mack — into the group, reported NBC News. It was also after the group offered her a “special…

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